Cardiac Arrest News and Research

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A cardiac arrest, also known as cardiopulmonary arrest or circulatory arrest, is the abrupt cessation of normal circulation of the blood due to failure of the heart to contract effectively during systole.
Researchers evaluate epinephrine use for treatment of pediatric OHCA

Researchers evaluate epinephrine use for treatment of pediatric OHCA

Post-mortem genetic testing used to find underlying cause of sudden deaths in Amish families

Post-mortem genetic testing used to find underlying cause of sudden deaths in Amish families

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

Study indicates opportunities to improve quality of in-hospital cardiac arrest care for dialysis patients

Residents of Hispanic neighborhoods less likely to receive bystander CPR, study shows

Residents of Hispanic neighborhoods less likely to receive bystander CPR, study shows

Human hearts and polluted air

Human hearts and polluted air

Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt could save lives of cardiac arrest patients

Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt could save lives of cardiac arrest patients

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims

Early emergency care by bystanders can save lives of cardiac arrest victims

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Suspended animation in humans successfully tried for the first time

Study: 34% of high schools in the U.S. do not have access to athletic trainer services

Study: 34% of high schools in the U.S. do not have access to athletic trainer services

Doctors place patients in suspended animation in first trial of its kind

Doctors place patients in suspended animation in first trial of its kind

Miniscule robots like "Magic School Bus" could clear blood clots

Miniscule robots like "Magic School Bus" could clear blood clots

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

Treatment for coronary heart disease is just as good as stents or bypass

Study finds disparities in hospital-based cardiovascular care, mortality for homeless adults

Study finds disparities in hospital-based cardiovascular care, mortality for homeless adults

Sudden death due to heart disease – it could be in the genes

Sudden death due to heart disease – it could be in the genes

Modern resuscitation science: Illuminating the complex processes of death

Modern resuscitation science: Illuminating the complex processes of death

New type of bionic pacemaker

New type of bionic pacemaker

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Risk factors of malignant arrhythmias found in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Excessive physical work can damage the heart, says new study

Excessive physical work can damage the heart, says new study

Study explores whether physical activity is always beneficial for the heart

Study explores whether physical activity is always beneficial for the heart

Research finds increase in use of emergency CPR device despite lack of evidence

Research finds increase in use of emergency CPR device despite lack of evidence